Rebekah Vardy, who is currently caught up in a row with fellow footballer’s wife Coleen Rooney, is the ninth celebrity to join the line-up for Dancing on the Ice.
The wife of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy confirmed the news on Good Morning Britain telling hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that she wants “everyone to laugh at me really”.
Vardy explained that her dad taught her “how to stand up in a pair of skates” when I was seven-years-old.
“The only time I’ve been ice skating since is when I take the kids to the ice rink at Christmas.”
Asked whether her footballer husband is excited to cheer her on from the sidelines Vardy said: “He says he hopes I don’t fall over too much, so I hope I don’t fall over too much!”
She added: ”I’m really looking forward to getting my teeth into that and get going with it. I’m going to give 100 per cent effort throughout. And I hopefully won’t knock my Shergar teeth out.”
— Dancing on Ice (@dancingonice) September 29, 2020
The news comes as Vardy also vowed to clear her name ahead of her High Court battle with Coleen Rooney, after being accused of selling stories about her, which she denies.
She said: “Look, we tried to sort things out amicably, it just didn’t work. I understand people think it’s ridiculous, but what was I meant to do? I need to clear my name.
“I want to clear my name. I will do whatever that takes. I hope it’s going to be resolved soon. It’s just one of the things that has to go through the process unfortunately now.
“I found it really tough. But to be fair Piers, in comparison to what some people have gone through with COVID and things like that, it’s incomparable.”
Vardy joins Colin Jackson, Graham Bell, Myleene Klass, Joe-Warren Plant, Denise Van Outen, Faye Brookes, Jason Donovan and Sonny Jay on the ice for this year’s competition.